There are so many subplots behind these stories. In this summary the plight of Black America in the course of history is greatly illuminated, though from a narrow view. I tried to keep the summaries brief and on point. Still, history isn’t necessarily entertaining and may only be interesting to nerds like me. I encourage those with the wherewithal to read these summaries, to dig deeper and learn more about our history. In the process you will learn more about yourselves and those around you.
A journalist once wrote that it is harder to be an objective writer than it is to simply form a hypothesis and base your work on assumptions. It is the same with a criminal investigator. There are those who upon perusal of the evidence quickly make assumptions that largely determine what and how they investigate. A good writer, like a good criminal investigator, draws on the facts and summarizes what he or she finds, not knowing whether in the end there will be a story worth writing. To that end I am presenting this summary of facts as best known and leaving it to the reader to draw his or her own conclusions.
This summary is chiefly a review of prior works, most notably those of Dr. Leedell W. Neyland, whose published works in my opinion are both objective and thorough. For his efforts toward documenting the history of Florida A&M University he is owed a debt of gratitude.
PART 1: THOMAS DE SAILLE TUCKER [1887-1901]
PART 2: NATHAN B. YOUNG [1901-1922]
PART 3: WILLIAM H. A. HOWARD, ACTING [1922-1924]
PART 4: J. R. E. LEE [1924-1944]
PART 5: JUBIE B. BRAGG, ACTING 
PART 6: WILLIAM H. GRAY [1944-1949]
PART 7: H. MANNING EFFERSON, ACTING [1949-1950]
PART 8: GEORGE W. GORE, JR. [1950-1968]
PART 9: BENJAMIN L. PERRY, JR; [1968-1977]
PART 10: WALTER L. SMITH [1977-1985]
PART 11: FREDERICK S. HUMPHRIES [1985-2001]